If you have been to Thailand and purchased any take away food (glap baan means take away), you have seen the amazing Thai trick of sealing a plastic bag with a rubber band. I struggle to simply remove the rubber band, must less try and apply one that way Thai’s do. And Thais can do this amazingly fast.
Well, Mark Wiens from Eating Thai Food explains how to tie a plastic bag like a Thai. Have a look:
And please visit the Eating Thai Food website it is outstanding, you are sure to learn a great deal and be super hungry for Thai food after you see the pictures.
I began working in Bangkok during 2008- a time that featured a great deal of political unrest in Thailand and particularly Bangkok.
I had lived in San Francisco for 15 years and was working on a project in Thailand. Generally, I spent 2 weeks in Bangkok and then 3-4 weeks in San Francisco. Did Bangkok begin to feel like home? Yes, and No. Bangkok and the Thai culture forced me to feel many things, the change in culture and environment was so dramatic it forced the decision- embrace or ignore.
I embraced and made Bangkok my home and base in 2009. I have enjoyed living in Bangkok, experiencing Thailand and the entire ASEAN region. I moved to Singapore in 2016...fallen behind on this blog since.